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April 7, 1997

Texas Tech Jumps to Seventh After Second Day

DURHAM, N.C.- The Texas Tech women's golf team jumped from 10th to a tie for seventh after two days of the Duke Spring Invitational on the par-73, 5,963-yard Duke Golf Course.

The Red Raiders fired a second-round 317 and moved into a tie for seventh with Vanderbilt at 642. North Carolina (609) grabbed the second-round lead. First-round leader Tennessee (610) is second, Wake Forest (611) third, Memphis (619) fourth, Duke (622) fifth and Kentucky (630) sixth.

The 16-team tournament concludes with Tuesday's 18-hole final round.

Sophomore Beth Covington is Texas Tech's low golfer with a 13-over-par 159, good enough for a tie for 29th. Sophomore Brooke Lowrance has fired back-to-back 81s, and is tied with senior Tamara Parker (162) for 40th. Junior Kristin Kight (163) is tied for 45th, while senior Robyn Phillips (165) is tied for 50th.

Memphis' Amanda Moltke-Leth (144), who is two under after the second round, holds a four-shot lead over Coastal Carolina's Laura Thijssen (148). Wake Forest's Sonia Bauer (149) and Duke's Amanda Loewen (149) are tied for third.

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